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Assistant Winemaker - Carneros Hills Winery

Jackson Family Wines

Sonoma, CA

Job Description:

Position Summary

Under general direction of the Facility Winemaker, this position will coordinate & review all activities of the wine cellar & quality assurance lab. Responsible for maintaining quality of bulk inventory. Will manage day-to-day functions of Carneros Hills Wineryfor all brands, maintain records for all internal wine movements & assist in the development of procedural & quality control manuals. Responsible for hiring, training, counseling, discipline, safety & evaluation of assigned staff.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities (but not limited to)

Design & implement experimental lots, coordinate analysis to substantiate results.

Create daily work list and work orders to fulfill BATFdocument requirements.

Oversee daily cellar operation for Carneros Hills Winery, and Custom Clients to meet production requirements & schedules.

Oversee bottling operations at Carneros Hills Winery.

Oversee lab and develop lab personnel.

Responsible for quality control oversight of both lab & cellar functions.

Supervise daily cellar operations with Cellar Master to assure quality standards are met.

Assist in maintenance of safety program with Safety Manager.

Participate in the blending decisions for all brands made at Carneros Hills Winery.

Development of ongoing wine making procedures.

Manage the maintenance of wine maker database.

Work orders & inventory control for the facility.

Oversee hiring & training of harvest personnel.

 Operation & coordination of blend trials.

Maintain chemical SDS.

Supervision of night shift as needed.


Requires BS Degree in Enology, Viticulture or related. Must have 4-6 years' of "hands-on" wine production experience. Supervisory & winery experience is required. Must have intermediate WORD & EXCEL skills. Understanding of costing & inventory preferred. This position requires a highly motivated individual who is organized, detail oriented and able to work independently as well as a member of a team.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Thursday, March 14th
Type of Work:
Full Time
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